<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usThu, 24 Aug 2017 04:14:02 -0700Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:14:02 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man 'Furious' After Daughter's Disturbing Encounter on Game App]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:36:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dad+fb+post.jpg
A suburban Chicago dad has issued a now-viral warning to parents after he made a disturbing discovery on a popular app being used by his 7-year-old daughter.Brad Summer, of Batavia, said he and his wife allowed...

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<![CDATA[Meet 'Pepper' the Robot Priest]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:35:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ROBOT_PREIST_082317_1-150352176110200001.jpg
Japanese telecommunications company Softbank has built a robot programmed to fulfill religious duties. The robot, named "Pepper," is on display at a funeral and cemetery expo in Tokyo.]]>
<![CDATA[Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Note 8, Successor to Note 7]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:44:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SAMSUNG_NOTE_082317_1-150351962828700001.jpg
Samsung announced its newest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, on Aug. 23. The new phone is the successor to the Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled when dozens caught fire because of a battery problem.]]>
<![CDATA[Press: Here]]> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:08:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/edt-460862753_10.jpg
Our "Press:Here" blog looks at Silicon Valley culture and business through the prism of three tech giants: Apple, Google and Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:25:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/applewatchcolorful-1200x675.jpg
Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC.

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<![CDATA[New UCSD Research Suggests Life on Other Planets ]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:18:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-488635525heat.jpg
In the Milky Way Galaxy, about 40 light years away, is a system of seven Earth-sized planets called Trappist-1.

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<![CDATA[New Technology to Combat Brush Fires ]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:30:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/07-19-2017-mariposa-fire1.jpg
Using aircraft from the company General Atomics, equipped with radar and high-tech sensors, firefighters will be able to tell if fires are headed towards homes quickly.

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<![CDATA[Google Cancels 'Town Hall' on Diversity at Last Minute]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:57:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/182*120/GettyImages-474984752.jpg
Google canceled a company town hall on diversity at the last minute Thursday afternoon out of concerns about people's safety, worrying they may be publicly outed for asking a question, according to a Google...

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<![CDATA[Fired Google Engineer Speaks Out About Anti-Diversity Memo]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:47:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/google+damore-0809.jpg
The former Google employee who generated outrage among his co-workers for a memo criticizing the company's diversity efforts talked publicly about it Wednesday for the first time.

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<![CDATA[How Your Phone Can Detect Card Skimmers]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:39:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/skimmer-gas-pump-tda.jpg
Card skimmers at gas pumps and ATMs are a growing problem, but did you know your cell phone can protect you?

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<![CDATA[Disney to Remove All Content on Netflix for Own, New Service]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:48:15 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/207*120/11-11-2015-bob-iger-disney-GettyImages-492431088.jpg
Disney wants to own a piece of the streaming pie.The company announced during its latest earnings report on Tuesday it intends to pull all its movies from Netflix for its own streaming service in 2019,...

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<![CDATA['Google Manifesto' Fuels Debate on Gender Bias in Tech World]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:17:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/google-campus1.jpg
A 10-page document known as the "Google Manifesto" that criticizes the company's diversity practices and says that women aren't suited for engineering jobs is adding further controversy to the debate around...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Posts May Reveal Signs of Depression: Study]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:58:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Instagram-Logo-GettyImages-540936038.jpg
Scientists created an algorithm that could predict whether an Instagram user had depression based on their posts to the app, according to a study published Monday by EPJ Data Science.Researchers used...

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<![CDATA[Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/080717+car+with+hidden+driver.jpg
A van that appeared to have no driver made headlines when it was spotted in Arlington, Virginia, last week. But when News4's Adam Tuss saw the van on Monday and looked inside, he saw that it did have a driver: a...

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<![CDATA[Texas Professors Work to Stop Spread of 'Fake News']]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:41:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/computerhandstyping_1200x675.jpg
A team of professors from the University of Texas at Arlington is working to create a program that will help stop the spread of fake news.“What we’re talking about – the President uses that term to refer...

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<![CDATA[Email Prankster Says He Duped White House Officials]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 03:49:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/laptop1234578.jpg
An online prankster showed emails to CNN alleging that he was able to trick top White House officials into thinking they were chatting with other members of the administration, NBC News reported.The U.K.-based...

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<![CDATA[Chula Vista Police and Firefighters Get Hundreds of Donated Home Security Cameras]]> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:46:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/generic-police-lights21.jpg
Hundreds of police officers and firefighters in Chula Vista received free state-of-the-art Canary home security cameras Tuesday as part of a donation.]]>
<![CDATA[Group Files Complaint Over Google's Tracking of In-Store Purchases]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:43:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-4862340082.jpg
A watchdog group on Monday is expected to file a legal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Google over a new program that links customers' web activity to in-store purchases.The Electronic...

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<![CDATA[Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home and Collecting Data It Could Sell]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:42:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Roomba.jpg
Roombas and iRobots are popular gadgets to help clean your house, but are they collecting data that could be sold to major companies?

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<![CDATA[TSA to Implement New, Stronger Airport Screening]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:55:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TSA_NEW_MEASURES_072617_1-150109909395300001.jpg
The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out new and stronger screening methods for carry-on baggages at airports across the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[A Quick Breakdown of Net Neutrality ]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:31:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/laptop1234578.jpg
The words 'net neutrality' have been trending in the news lately, but what is it? Why does it matter? What are the arguments for and against net neutrality?

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg and Musk Spar Over Artificial Intelligence]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:17:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/muskzuckerbergnew.jpg
Tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are feuding on social media on the impact of artificial intelligence.The Facebook CEO referred to Musk's beliefs on AI as "pretty irresponsible" in a Facebook...]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft Paint Is 'Here to Stay,' Despite What You Heard]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:57:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/microsoftpaintlove.jpg
Despite nostalgic articles and disappointed tweets mourning the end Microsoft Paint, the apparently beloved application is not going anywhere.The application, which has been featured on every Windows...

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<![CDATA[Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:55:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Joined_at_the_heart-150093339088500001.jpg
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...]]>